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[ ♪ ] hey, nice tree! [ ♪ ] come on in! [ ♪ ] it's the night before christmas, and all through the house... [ whispering ] not a creature was stirring, not even a... baby joy. [ chuckle ] see? baby joy's asleep. and you know who'll be coming soon? [ giggle ] [ shouting ] santa claus! shh! shh, shh, shh. [ whispering ] santa claus. that's right, honey. santa's going to visit you and jack and joy, and lots of other children too. [ fussing ] okay, let's get you to bed, baby joy. hmm, i wonder why santa visits on christmas. hey, mom? dad? no one's here to tell me why,
but i really want to know! why does santa visit on christmas? this is a super big question. and a super big question needs us, the super readers! we need to call the rest of the super readers. call them with me! say: calling all super readers! children: [ in audience ] calling all super readers! to the book club! children: to the book club! come on, to the book club! [ ♪ ] whyatt here! "p" is for pig! red riding hood rollin' in! princess pea at your service!
and you, say your name. great. we're all here. together, we will answer my question. let's go! [ ♪ ] [ electronic beeps ] okay, whyatt, ask your question. i want to know why santa visits on christmas. what a wonderific question! and when we have a question we look... all: in a book! which book should we look in? peas and carrots, carrots and peas... book come out, please, please, please! let's read the title of this book.
we know what to do. we need to jump into this book... and find the answer to my question. first, we look for super letters. and then, put them in our super duper... computer! super duper computer, how many super letters do we need? [ beeping ] oh! in this story, we need five super letters. and then we'll get... [ triumphant ♪ ] our super story answer! it's time to transform. ready? all: ready! arms in! put your arm in. [ ♪ ] whyatt: super readers... all: to the rescue! [ ♪ ] alpha pig!
with alphabet power! [ ♪ ] wonder red! with word power! [ ♪ ] princess presto with spelling power! [ ♪ ] super why, with the power to read! [ ♪ ] and super you with the power to help! [ ♪ ] together we are... all: the super readers! why-flyers! we're ready to fly into this book! [ ♪ ] ♪ super readers ♪ to the rescue! ♪ ♪ it's time to fly with the super readers ♪
♪ 'cause we've got a problem to solve ♪ ♪ super readers ♪ to the rescue! ♪ ♪ super readers ♪ working together with powers to read ♪ ♪ into books we fly ♪ to find the super story answer ♪ ♪ with super why ♪ super readers to the rescue! ♪ presto! we're in the "'twas the night before christmas" book! let's read. why writer... highlight! read with me. [ snoring ]
[ giggle ] ho! ho! ho! [ gasp ] let's go find him and ask him why he visits on christmas. let's roll! santa: ho! ho! ho! [ gasp ] there's santa! and he's got all of his toys for the kids. ho! ho! ho! [ gasp ] oh no! some toys are about to fall out of santa's sack! super readers: [ gasping ] we have to catch them, but how? alpha pig to the rescue! with my amazing alphabet tools i can catch santa's toys!
i'll use my alphabet-net. will you help me? great. 'cause here comes a toy! catch it! [ grunt ] what letter is this? children: "e"! "e"! "e" is for... children: "elephant"! "e" for "elephant"! ho! ho! ho! uh-oh! here comes another toy. catch it with me! [ struggling ] got it! what letter is this? children: "k"! "k"! "k" is for... children: "kite"! "kite"! we caught the kite! ho! ho! ho!
yikes! santa's about to drop another toy! let's catch it! i've got it! i've got it! i've got it! phew! what letter is this? children: "z"! "z"! "z" is for... children: "zebra"! "z" for "zebra"! lickety letters! we caught all of santa's toys. let's give ourselves a big thumbs up. [ chuckle ] we need get these toys back to santa. to santa we go! don't forget about super letters. [ ♪ ] super readers: hi, santa! hello, super readers! what a nice surprise. ho! ho! ho! ho! santa, we have some of your toys. you dropped them. oh my! why, thanks, super readers.
i need these toys to give to the children. on, prancer! on, donner! on, blitzen! now prance away, prance away, prance away, all! santa, wait! i have a question for you! oh no! he dropped more presents. [ ♪ ] santa left us some super letters. which letters did we get? children: "y"! "a"! "y" and "a"? super duper! we need to put them in our super duper... computer! three more super letters and then we'll get our super story answer. right on, readers. to santa!
[ ♪ ] [ gasp ] there's santa's sleigh on top of this house! [ gasp ] maybe he's inside the house? [ rhythmic knocking ] santa? [ gasp ] hi there. we're the super readers. we're looking for santa too. we think he might be in your house. really? i've been waiting and waiting for santa. come in! [ ♪ ] santa? santa? are you here? he's not here! he's not here either! alpha pig: oh my chinny- chin-chin! he's definitely not in here. [ giggle ] how are we going to get santa to come to my house? [ ♪ ] cue the sparkles,
cue the music. princess presto to the rescue! with my magic spelling wand i can spell the word "snack"! santa loves snacks. if we spell the word "snack" we might get santa to come to this house. wands up! spell with me! what letter makes the sound "s-s-s"? children: "s"! write a lowercase "s" with me. like a little snake. what letter makes the "n-n-n" sound? children: "n"! "n"! write a lowercase "n" with me. like this. now what makes the sound "ah"?
children: "a"! "a"! write a lowercase "a" with me. like this. and "c" and "k" make the sound "kuh" in "snack". let's write a lowercase "c" first. [ giggle ] and now a lowercase "k". write a "k" like this. presto! santa: ho! ho! ho! [ gasp ] it's santa. he's here! spectacular spelling! we made a snack for santa, and he came! santa: ho! ho! ho! let's take a bow.
santa: ho! ho! ho! [ gasp ] let's go! [ ♪ ] you see a super letter? what letter did you find? children: "p"! "p"! okay, let's add it to our super duper... computer! two more super letters and then we'll get our super story answer! santa: ho ho ho! [ gasp ] ho! ho! ho! merry christmas! santa! it's you! it's me! ho! ho! ho! oh, but i can't come in. why? i always come down the chimney but there's no chimney at this house.
santa, maybe you can get into the house another way? but i can't, it's in my story. see? if there's no chimney at this house, i can't come in. uh-oh! how will we get santa into the house? super why to the rescue! with the power to read, i can change this story and save the day! let's zap the word "chimney" from this sentence. z-z-zap! why writer... write! super readers, what word can we use to get santa down and into the house?
let's try "river". which is the word "river"? it starts with the letter "r". children: that one! let's zap the word "river" into the sentence. do it with me. z-z-zap! let's read the new sentence and see what happens. [ ♪ ] ♪ down the river i go ♪ ho ho ho ho... whoa! did "river" help santa get down and into the house? children: no! no, that didn't help. [ ♪ ] oh, thank you, super why. you're welcome, santa.
okay, so what word can we use to get santa down and into the house? let's try "ladder". which is the word "ladder"? i think it starts with an "l". children: there! there's it is. let's zap it into the sentence. ready, set, z-z-zap! let's read. [ ♪ ] oh, ho! ho! ho! ho! ho! a ladder! [ ♪ ] did the ladder help santa get down and into the house? yes! super job, super readers.
we changed the story and helped santa get down and into the house! let's go back inside the house and see santa. yay! children: santa! well, hello there, alex. and hello, super readers! oh! i could use a snack! phew! long night. [ gobbling ] [ chuckling ] how does everyone know i just love cookies and milk? well, we've all read a lot of stories about you. ho! ho! ho! you have? so, what brings you into my story on christmas eve? we have a question for you. why do you always visit the children on christmas? that's a good question! you see, when i was a little boy
i started making presents to give to my family. [ chuckling ] i loved how happy it made my family when i gave them something i made. it made me happy, too. so, i visit children because it makes them happy. [ chuckling ] maybe i can do something that will make my brothers happy. maybe i can make a race car. oh, and i can do a dance for my family! and i can make grandma's favourite cookies for her. maybe i can make something for my family too! great ideas! ho! ho! ho! ho! oh! and before i forget... merry christmas. [ gasp ] for me? yup! i made it myself. gee, thanks, santa.
you're welcome! merry christmas! ho! ho! ho! super readers: bye, alex! [ ♪ ] [ ♪ ] you see super letters? which ones? children: "p"! "h"! "p" and "h"! okay, let's put them in our super duper... computer! we found all of our super letters. now we can get our super story answer! say, super readers, how about a ride on santa's sleigh? super readers: ah! yeah! well! ho! ho! ho!
let's go! go! go! ♪ jingle bells jingle bells ♪ ♪ jingle all the way ♪ calling friends in storybrook ♪ ♪ for a super holiday all right! yay! ♪ jingle bells jingle all the way ♪ ♪ oh what fun it is to read ♪ ♪ super why saved the day ♪ jingle bells jingle bells ♪ ♪ jingle all the way super readers: bye, santa! ♪ everyone's here to spread some cheer ♪ santa: ho! ho! ho! merry christmas! why-flyers! back to the book club! [ ♪ ] ♪ we found the super story answer ♪ ♪ with super why [ ♪ ] [ electronic beeps ] super duper computer...
give us our super story answer! read the letters with me. the super story answer is... [ triumphant ♪ ] santa visits children on christmas because he loves to make them happy. and it makes him happy, too. that's the answer to my question! thanks, super readers! come on, let's get back to my house. i'm going to make something for my family for christmas. it'll make them so happy. [ ♪ ]
[ yawn ] it's christmas morning! [ ♪ ] merry christmas, everyone! i made a present for all of you! it's a book of our whole family. i wrote the words and drew the pictures. oh! what a beautiful book. wow! whyatt, thank you for this. it makes us so happy. it makes me happy, too. merry christmas, everybody! hip, hip, hooray! the super readers save the day! [ ♪ ] ♪ hip, hip, hooray ♪ hooray! ♪ ♪ the super readers save the day ♪ ♪ we changed the story ♪ we solved the problem ♪ we worked together so hip, hip, hooray! ♪
♪ hip, hip, hooray ♪ hooray! ♪ ♪ the super readers save the day ♪ ♪ hip, hip, hooray ♪ hooray! ♪ ♪ the super readers save the day! ♪ - ♪ woofster, he's a super dog ♪ [ ♪ ] ♪ he is smart yeah he is strong ♪ ♪ woofster, he's a super duper dog ♪ ♪ he can tell you the meaning of any word ♪ ♪ ♪ he's fun, he's playful, a friend to all ♪ ♪ he wags his tail when he hears the call ♪ ♪ woof-de-doo yeah he loves you ♪ ♪ he's woofster to the rescue ♪ woofster, he's a super dog ♪ he is smart yeah he is strong ♪ ♪ woofster, he's a super duper dog ♪ ♪ he can tell you the meaning of any word ♪
♪ woofster, he's a super dog ♪ he is smart yeah he is strong ♪ ♪ woofster, he's a super duper dog ♪ ♪ he can tell you the meaning of any word ♪ so what are we gonna do today? announcer: how about catching up with barney? first, we'll need to invite everyone. sure thing! everyone's invited! sure! we'll be there. it's "barney and friends" weekdays on pbs kids, or watch anytime you want at pbskids.org. "super why" is funded by: a co-operative agreement of the u.s. department of education and the corporation for public broadcasting's "ready to learn" grant, and by pbs viewers like you. >> chuck e. cheese's, proud supporter of pbs kids, solutes all the parents who know giving their kids a lift, a push, a kick, a hand is a fun way to help keep them active and fit. pbs kids, where a kid can be a
viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. ♪ hey! ♪ what? ♪ come over here, ♪ the cat in the hat is about to appear. ♪ ♪ he's whizzing over to whisk you away ♪ ♪ on a fabulous journey today. ♪ ♪ he's coming! ♪ and now he's arrived in the thingamajigger ♪ ♪ the thing that he drives ♪ ♪ he's a cat and he's oodles of fun ♪ ♪ with his hairy helpers thing two and thing one ♪ ♪ instrumental ♪ instrumental
♪ it's the cat in the hat! ♪ ♪ all of our adventures start like that. ♪ ♪ wherever you're going where ever you're at ♪ ♪ the cat in the hat knows a lot about ... ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about, he knows a lot about, ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about ....that! ♪ (laughter) ♪ yes! a snow day! ya-hoo! (giggles) what do you want to do first, sally? let's make snow angels, nick! wahooo! yahoo! (giggles) hey... who made that one? huh? not me! but it reminds me of someone... i made it myself. it's the cat! the cat in the hat!
don't you just love snow! what are we gonna play next? let's go... sledding! i love sledding! the wind in my ears, the snow in my fur... let's do it! where's the sled? i don't know. it was here last night. it must be buried in the snow! oh! your sled could be anywhe. oh no. i wish my friend magnus the reindeer were here. you know a reindeer? like santa claus has? precisely! he's great at finding thin under the snow in the jingly bell forest. would he know how to find our sled? abso-tively, posi-lutely! then let's go see him! of course. your mother will not mind at all if you do! hurray! (giggles) mom! we lost our sled in the snow. can we go ask a reindeer in the jingly bell forest for help?
a reindeer in jingly bell forest? (laugh) sure, why not? you should ask him to give you a sleigh ride too! thanks, mom! (chuckles) ahhhh. we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know, i know! to the thingamajigger! ♪ the jingly bell forest is a great place to look for a christmas tree. i want a really special one this year. buckle up! [honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! (giggles) [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this fun? yahooooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ we're off to the forest of jingly bell, ♪
♪ to meet a reindeer who can find things so well. ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go! ♪ here we are... the jingly bell forest! hey magnus! well, bust my antlers! it's the cat in the hat! and a few friends. magnus, i'd like you to meet nick and sally - hi! hello! - and fish. hmmm, uh, too tall... hoh, too green... sorry, fish is busy trying to spot the perfect christmas tree. [laughs] pleased to meet you all. magnus, what were you doing with your head in the snow? looking for food! i'm sure i saw some reindeer moss around here in the summertime... what's reindeer moss?
it's a lichen... mmmmm! (slurp) mmmm! delicious! nobody likes a lichen like a reindeer likes a lichen. what's a lichen? it's food for a reindeer on the sides of rocks and trees. but it's hard to see when snow's up to your knees! i get hungry just thinking about yummy reindeer moss. ♪ finding moss under the snow is tricky, but magnus knows how... come on! (giggles) can you show us, magnus? it might help us find our sled back home. i'd be glad to! okay, when i look for food, the first thing i do is dig with my hooves. like this - try it! (giggles) my! you have very small hooves. we don't have hooves - we have feet! and they are a lot smaller than yours. ooh! i know what we need! giant santa slippers!
great idea! that should do it! let's dig! (giggles) yikes! hey! blah! i love it! nice digging! you're fast learners. but we didn't find any reindeer moss. digging doesn't always work. so let's try some...shoveling! yeah! yeah! it's a little chilly, but it works. try it with the front part of your antlers. but we don't have antlers. see? hmmm, huh, well, what do you know! no antlers! i wonder what else we could use? how about that tree branch? uh... it's too thin. oh there's a big, thick tree branch over there! that's not a branch! it's another reindeer!
rolf! what brings you here? what else? lunch! (slurp) you found my moss! i knew it was around here somewhere. make room, rolf - i'm starvin'! i don't remember inviting you to lunch. hey, you know the reindeer rules. any moss in my backyard is my moss. no, it's all mine. aw, rolf. can't we just share? uhhhh.... no! i'm not in the mood for reindeer games. well, i am! come on, magnus, i haven't had a good antler-pushing match in weeks. 'antler pushing?' sometimes we use our antlers in a pushing contest. it's how we decide who's in charge - - and who gets the best moss. oh, i get it...so it's like a reindeer sport! and i'm the champ! we'll see about that. stand back, sports fans. you're about to see some antler action! cool! ♪ okay, fellas - on my signal!
ready? set? [whistle] (grunts, strains) wow! it's like playing tug-of-war... but backwards!" ♪ go magnus, go magnus! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go, go! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go magnus! ♪ ♪ go magnus go! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go magnus! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go, go! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go magnus! ♪ ♪ go magnus go! ♪ [grunts, struggling sounds] well! i believe i just won. hurray! good job, magnus. okay, okay. you win. back up! (laughs) whoa! let me go! i'm trying! (strains and struggles) uh oh... but i think your antlers are tangled up.
to get them unstuck we need the right move. ah! thing one and thing two can teach them to groove. [whistles] hello! weee! ♪ ta-da! what are we supposed to do? do what the things do! wiggle and waggle 'till you jiggle apart! ♪ ♪ left foot, right foot... ♪ ♪ wiggle-wiggle, nod-nod! ♪ ♪ left foot, right foot... ♪ ♪ wiggle-wiggle, nod-nod! ♪ ♪ left foot, right foot... ♪ ♪ wiggle-wiggle, nod-nod! ♪ ♪ left foot, right foot... ♪ ♪ wiggle-wiggle, nod-nod! ♪ hey! it worked! nice work, things! (gasp) look what's in our hoofprints! more moss! there's plenty for both of us.
(munching) i'm glad magnus found some food. me too. but i'm ready to go home and find our sled - reindeer style! (giggles) to the thingamajigger! [giggles] anyone remember where we parked? uh-oh. we must have buried the thingamajigger when we were digging with our feet! that's okay. we know what to do! let's dig! [laughing] (digging efforts) hey look! antlers! but they're not attached to anybody. so that's where i left last year's antlers! ah, that was a nice rack. we grow a new pair every year, you know. they're so cool! and great for digging! ♪ hey. look! i found the thingamajigger! i'm ff freezing-over here!
but it's going to take a lot of digging to get it out of the snow. maybe not! (straining) (cheering them on) woo-hoo! you did it! you guys are better than rudolph! faster too! (laughs) wahoo! [cheering] that was awesome! all these trees, and i couldn't choose one. thank you, magnus. thanks, rolf! and thanks for the antlers! you're welcome. i hope they come in handy! they will! they will! (digging efforts) well, what do you know. those antlers are handy! they help to find food in the snow and that's dandy. huh? (gasp) nick, i found our sled! nice going! we can go sledding!
if you don't need these, i have an idea! (laugh) ♪ oh, cat - it's the perfect tree! that's another thing you can do with antlers. it is pretty special, isn't it? (laughs) hi kids! i've got a great question for you! what does a squirrel like to use for a blanket when he goes to sleep? hmmm? i know you'll never get this one! shhh! woops! sorry, squirrel so, do you know what a squirrel likes to use for a blanket? his tail! that's right. sometimes squirrels use their tails as blankets when they sleep. shhh! you got it this time but next me i'll stump you for sure!
♪ sally passes the ball--- and nick kicks it into the net-- goaaaaaaalllllllll---- ----llllll... uh ohh. not again! it's okay, we just need to fix that hole in the net. but how? we've tied it back together a million times and it just keeps coming apart! i guess fixing a net is harder than it looks. i'll get the ball. ♪ i believe this is yours! it's the cat! the cat in the hat! what game are we playing?
hat-ball? no. we're trying to play soccer... but there's a hole in our goal! so there is. this will not do! can you fix it, cat? (laughing) of course, i can... (fixing effort sounds) move this over here and... ahhh! or maybe not... but there is someone who can help you. mabel the spider lives by the wet winding creek and she knows all about making webs. which are sort of like nets! only stickier. (escaping from net effort) let's go and see mabel! yeah, let's.. unngh...ahh! ouch! (laughs) your mother will not mind at all if you do! (giggles) mom! can sally and i go visit mabel the spider .. um .. who lives by the wet winding creek? mabel the spider? (laughs) sure! ...oh ask her if she ever sat down beside little miss muffet.
uh...okay. we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! ♪ buckle up! [honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! (giggles) [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this fun? ya-hooooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go go! on an adventure! ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ we're off to meet mabel, get ready, get set! ♪ ♪ she'll help us to fix up our torn soccer net! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪
there's wet winding creek! hmmmm! now where's mabel hiding? we're very big and spiders can be very small... my you're clever! we'll never find mabel unless we get smaller. press the shrinkamadoodle! [laughs] ♪ i still don't see mabel. oh, she'll be hanging around somewhere. whoa! whoa! wow! whoa! we're stuck in a huge net! it's not a net, it's a web! (gasp) mabel's web! let's see if she's home! oh, mabel. hel-looooo! she must be asleep. (gasp) oh, i know! we'll bounce! how is bouncing going to wake mabel? you'll see. everyone bounce together.
it'll be fun! (laughs) not for me! ♪ bounce! bounce! bounce! ♪ ♪ do the spider web bounce! ♪ bounce! bounce! bounce! ♪ i'm losing water here! ♪ bounce! bounce! bounce! ♪ ♪ do the spider web bounce! ♪ bounce! bounce! bounce! ♪ huh? ooh! all that bouncing must be a bug! i've caught a bug in my web! yummy yummy yummy--- we did it! hi mabel! oooh! cat in the hat! i thought you were a bug. i don't get it. how did our bouncing wake you up? well, as soon as anything gets stuck in my web i feel it's there because the web moves. then i come and eat it ...yummy-yummy-yummy! we're definitely not your lunch, we just came to ask for some help! mabel, these are my friends nick and sally and fish. hello! hiya. hi! nice to meet nick, and sally, and fish. we need your help, mabel.
can you show us how to make a web? well sure. and you came at a good time. i was just about to spin a new one. why, this one here looks nice and webby to me. it's a good web, but it's in the wrong spot. i haven't caught anything in it all day... oh.. except you. oh can we help you make the new one? you bet. follow me! whoa! er mabel.... we'd love to join you, but we're a little stuck here! this part of your web is extra sticky. stuff that sticks in my web stays stuck! then how do we get out? i have an idea! hung up in a web, don't know what to do? don't fret! we'll get help - from thing one and thing two! (whistles) hello! ♪
whoah! yeowwww! ♪ [laughing] wahoo! ♪ are you sad to leave your old home behind, mabel? i won't leave it all. (chewing) i'll eat some of it! that way my body can use stuff from this web to make a new one! (laughs) and we'll help you. you can't eat a spider's web, cat! no, but i can twirl it like spaghetti and feed it to mabel! careful - no hands! remember: it's stickier than a stick stuck in sticky stuff! ♪ (chewing) (sucking noise) all done! [burps]
oh, excuse me! can we start building a new web now? just as soon as we find the right spot! let's keep our eyes open. in my case i've got eight to look with! eight eyes and eight legs? 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8! yup - eight's my lucky number! do you look through all of them? mostly through these two big ones, see? the others are just kind of helpers. what sort of place are we looking for? somewhere with plenty of flavoursome flies and mouth-watering mosquitos... yummy, yummy, yummy. oooo! i see some flies there! (gasp) across the creek! a perfect spot for a web! how are we going to get over there? we build a bridge, of course! time to shoot some silk! spider string!
cool! now i need a little help from the breeze to blow it across. allow me! (breathing and blowing effort) go string go! go string go! ♪ that should do it! that's the spider way to build a bridge. want a lift across? is it strong enough? sure it is! hop on! [laughing] whoa! weee! yeehaw! weee! yahoo! that was great. thank you, mabel. you're welcome. what about cat? i've always wanted to join the circus! [laughing] [humming] [screams] oh come on cat! ya ya ya! go go go! oh go yeeeah. agh! why, i thank you! now - let's build that new web!
this could get sticky lucky i brought these! non-stick gloves! and the words to a song! ♪ ♪ to start a web, y'all lend a hand. ♪ ♪ you need to have a sticky strand! ♪ ♪ ♪ stretch that strand from stick to stick. ♪ ♪ - it'll attach - just give it a flick! ♪ catch, sally. i'll stick it to a stick! ♪ now once the strand is nice and taut, ♪ ♪ you grab another and go for a walk! ♪ ♪ ♪ don't make it tight, just make a loop ♪ ♪ you want it to hang, you want it to droop! ♪ ♪ ♪ now go to the middle, give it a try! ♪ ♪ and drop on down - you've made a y! ♪ one "y" coming up! ♪
♪ keep on going, and listen to me, ♪ ♪ you go back up, and make a v! ♪ here's that v! ♪ ♪ find the middle and build your rays. ♪ ♪ they make sure the next part stays! ♪ let's make rays! this is fun! weee! ♪ spin your partners, round and round. ♪ ♪ look at that! your web is wound! ♪ hooraayy! not bad for a first try! spider webs are so cooool! and now that we know how to make a web, we can fix our soccer net! we've learned about webs from our spider friend mabel, they're strong and their sticky and remarkably stable! [laughs] thanks for showing us how to make a web. you're most welcome! oooh! i hear buzzing... yummy, yummy, yummy. time for lunch! and, time to fix our net! thanks mabel! bye. bye-bye! ♪
there! that should stay fixed! just like mabel showed us. ready or not here i come! uh-oh. [laughing] goaaalllllllllll! (laughs) next time, maybe make it a little less sticky. (laughs) froggy? welcome to hat chat! we are here in the forest looking for our guest. froggy? oh, i found him! no, i see him over here! great! two frogs are even better than one! ahem! i am a toad! i'm a frog! but you look the same. look closer. frogs prefer to live in or around water so they are smooth and moist. yes and toads prefer living on land so they have warts to blend into the forest floor. look, us frogs don't have warts. you are different! yes! and toads legs are a little shorter than a frogs.
but we both love to jump! do you want to jump with us? yeah! yeah! that ends our interview with a frog... ...and a toad! bye! bye! do we ask it politely and take the bird's word? do we know it's a bird when it crosses the sky? that sounds pretty good, but some birds don't fly. do only bird's sing? is that how we tell? but whales are not birds and they sing songs as well. ahh! says the cat, i'm still ever so clever, for i know an answer that will last forever. what makes it a bird-- let's all say it together lies under my hat... ...yes, you're right, it's a feather. all birdies have feathers, big ones and tiny, some feel so soft and some are quite spiny. they help a bird fly, keeps it warm as can be...
...and some make the birds look as handsome as me. the mystery's solved by the cat in the hat, all birds have feathers, and that's simply that. ♪ to keep your tootsies warm ♪ ♪ you need boots and woolly socks ♪ ♪ layers are the key ♪ hats and scarves for you and me ♪ ♪ penguins have a layer that's a lot of fat ♪ ♪ on top, fluffy down and feathers ♪ ♪ they keep warm like that ♪ my old friend, the polar bear ♪ ♪ two layers of fur, that's what he wears ♪ ♪ when it's cold outside, you'll never freeze ♪ ♪ put on your layers, it's a breeze ♪ ♪ when it's cold outside, you'll never freeze ♪ ♪ put on your layers, it's a breeze! ♪ ♪ seals are very plump ♪ their skin soaks up heat from the sun ♪
♪ on top their fur is waterproof ♪ ♪ and i swear, that is the truth ♪ ♪ it's the truth! ♪ when it's cold outside you'll never freeze ♪ ♪ put on your layers it's a breeze ♪ ♪ put on layers hi everybody. my super-stumper of a question is about sea otters. yawning. sea otters sleep in the water. do you know how they stay together without floating away? yawning. did some of you say they hold paws? that's right - they hold onto each others paws so they don't drift apart! you got it this time but next time i'll stump you for sure! shhhhh... yawns per why and the super readers to the rescue! with my magic spelling wand, i can spell the word "dig." hurray! super-duper! "super why!" weekdays on pbs kids or watch anytime you want at pbskids.org!
>> hello, folks. it's me the conductor. today the pteranodon family will meet a warm-blooded friend at the north pole, and a winter wish will come true, so come on along with me on the dinosaur train. all aboard! [whistle blows] >> this program was made possible by... contribuons to your pbs station from vrs thank you! [train whistle blows] >> ♪ dinosaur train [whistle blows] >> ♪ dinosaur train >> ♪ once upon a time there was a mom her name was mrs. pteranodon sitting on her nest she heard a scratching and said... ♪ >> oh, boy! my eggs are hatching! >> ♪ one by one her kids popped free baby pteranodons 1, 2, 3 ♪ >> i'll name you tiny, shiny, and don. >> ♪ but tiny said... >> wait! there's one more, mom! >> ♪ last little baby was a different size with teeth and a tail and big green eyes
he didn't look anything like the rest ♪ >> what am i doing in a pteranodon nest? >> ♪ but dear, old mrs. pteranodon said... ♪ >> oh, this is your family, and i'm your mom. you may be different, but we're all creatures. all dinosaurs have different features. come on, buddy. we'll take a vacation. i'll get us a ticket at pteranodon station. we'll travel the world in sunshine and rain and meet all the species on the... >> ♪ dinosaur train >> ♪ dinosaur train >> ♪ dinosaur train >> ♪ dinosaur train >> ♪ we're gonna ride ♪ >> ♪ ride, ride, ride, ride [whistle blows] >> ♪ the dinosaur train [roaring] [captioning made possible by the jim henson company] >> hmm. shiny, this looks lovely. >> i love this time of year. the days are shortest, nights are longest. >> and the sun is never too high in the sky. >> and don't forget, it can be cold out during winter solstice, too. >> yeah! it's the best!
>> ♪ la la loo >> ho ho ho! you kids make any cold winter solstice a whole lot warmer. >> you know what makes me feel all warm inside? snow. >> like the snow we saw last year at the north pole? >> yeah. it came whirling and swirling down, and we made a snowosaur. >> so much beautiful, twinkly snow. >> i've got it! i know my winter wish. this year, i want to see it snow again. >> that's quite a wish, don. >> yeah. i mean, for that, you'd have to take the dinosaur train to the north pole. heh. >> can we, dad? can we please take the train to the north pole? >> don could get his winter wish! >> but it gets so cold up there. >> yes, but we'll all be together. >> hmm. we're going to the north pole, aren't we? >> [cheering]
[giggling] >> off to the north pole, eh, pteranodon family? >> yeah, to see snow. >> it's don's winter wish, and we're making it come true. >> maybe a little more true than you planned, shiny. you never know. sometimes they get a blizzard up there. >> a blizzard? oh, no. not a blizzard! wait. what's a blizzard? >> a blizzard is a heavy snowstorm that comes along with very strong winds. >> ooh! >> looks like i'm really, really gonna get my winter wish. >> that's great, don, but doesn't a blizzard sound kind of scary? >> well, shiny, right now, it's just a weather warning, not definitely a blizzard. >> oh, that's good. >> but we'll know for sure in good time because it's time tunnel time. time tunnel approaching!
>> ooh. see? i knew it. c-cold. >> awk! up here the sun barely rises above the horizon in the winter. >> and there's snow on the ground but not a lot. >> and none coming down from the sky. >> what are we looking for, eh? >> travis troodon! >> hey, you guys. great to see you back at the good old north pole. >> we're here to see snow, travis. there's supposed to be a buzzard. >> don means blizzard. >> yeah. that's what they're predicting, which reminds me. i got to finish my game before the blizzard hits. >> are you playing knock the frozen gourd around? >> yeah, what else? best game in the world. have a fun visit, pteranodon clan. maybe i'll catch you later. >> awk! come on. let's go down to the frozen pond! >> [giggling] >> ahh. still no snow falling. oh, well. no winter wish. unh! >> unh!
>> [gasp] hi, there. need some help? >> oh, hi. that would be great. i'm moving it to help shore up my nest over there in that patch. >> i'm don, don pteranodon. >> i'm soren saurornitholestes. pleased to meet you. >> wow! are those your eggs? >> yep. all 4. looks like i'm in for an instant family. >> i have two sisters and a brother. we're here hoping my winter wish comes true. i want to see some snow, but there, uh, isn't very much. >> oh, there will be, don. we're expecting a real blizzard. >> i keep hearing that but not seeing it. oh! is that a snowflake? >> more than one, don. i think you're about to get your wish. >> yahoo! wait. if there's a blizzard with lots of snow, won't your eggs get cold? >> nope. we saurornitholestes are warm-blooded. >> warm-whated? >> warm-blooded. it means our bodies make heat, which i use
to keep my eggs warm in their nest. >> i wonder if i'm warm-blooded. >> oh. i don't know. oh, but i must say, my feathers help keep me warm, too. >> wow! that's great! do you mind if i touch your feathers so i can feel what warm-blooded feels like? that is really soft and warm. ooh! look, soren. the snow's sticking. we can make snowballs and snow forts, and this is gonna be best winter solstice ever. whee! look at me! ♪ la la loo boy, it's really coming down. so is this the blizzard? >> this is nothing, don. we could get several feet of snow. >> several feet? it is a blizzard! >> don, honey! >> the blizzard's coming. brr. >> time to head back to the station. >> coming. i got to go. there's room at the station if you want to get away from the blizzard. >> thanks, but i'll stay here and keep my eggs warm. don't worry about me. i'm used to the cold. >> ok. see you after the storm. maybe we can build a snowosaur
with pebbles for teeth. >> sounds fun. bye, don. stay warm! >> quite a blizzard, eh, mr. conductor? >> oh, ho! i'll say. the track down the line is snowed in, so here's the news. the dinosaur train will have to stay here for the night and dig out in the morning. >> really? >> wow! what an adventure! >> after you, pteranodon clan. oh! that's better. >> it's much warmer in here. >> you can thank this baby. north pole station's one of the few with an indoor fireplace. >> good thing, too. blizzards are pretty, but they're also pretty cold. >> scooch over, buddy. my tail's frozen. >> yeah. it's a real doozy out there. ooh, ooh. remind anybody of a song? >> "dinosaur holiday in the snow"! >> ♪ it's the season for train rides and snowing the reason everybody's going
to the great big dinosaur holiday in the snow ho ho ho... ♪ >> hey, don. you love to sing. don't you want to join in? >> [sigh] i feel bad. my winter wish was for snow, and it came true. >> oh. isn't that a good thing? >> but i caused a blizzard. now the train is snowed in, and my new friend soren saurornitholestes has to sit on her eggs in the snowstorm. >> trust your old dad, kiddo. none of this is your fault. >> it's not? >> no. wishes are about hoping things come true, not making them come true. plus none of us can cause snowstorms. they're part of nature, and so are big blizzards. >> i guess you're right. thanks, dad, but i'm still worried about soren out there in the cold. >> ahem. couldn't help but overhear, gents. don, you say your friend soren is a saurornitholestes? well, they're warm-blooded creatures just like all birds and mammals
and some of us dinosaurs, including me. >> you're warm-blooded? >> yep! all of us troodons are. as a warm-blooded animal, soren uses that heat to keep those eggs of hers snuggly warm. >> oh, ok. i'm glad i don't have to worry about soren and her eggs. >> um, mr. conductor, are pteranodons warm-blooded? >> good question, tiny. actually pteranodons are not warm-blooded like birds and mammals. they need to get some help from the sun to warm up. >> yes! i knew i was cold-blooded. >> whoa! >> time for a winter solstice feast! >> oh, boy! food! >> give her, travis. >> ♪ and tonight the snowflakes are gently gonna fall >> we'll dance together we're gonna shake a feather we're gonna have a ball it's the season for train rides and snowing the reason everybody's going
to the great big dinosaur holiday in the snow the great big dinosaur holiday in the snow ♪ [cheering] >> yay! it finally stopped snowing, eh? >> and here's the special work train right on time. >> [indistinct chatter] >> whoa! what's that thing, mr. conductor? >> a snowplow blade for the dinosaur train. it will help us clear the track as we roll on home. >> whoa! cool! >> we should be ready to plow our way out of here any minute, folks. >> um, dad, do i have time to say good-bye to my friend soren? >> uh, ok, but don't be too long. >> i won't. come on, guys. we can all say good-bye. >> [giggling] >> awk!
>> bbbbblll! hi, don! >> oh, there you are. hi, soren. meet my brother and sisters--buddy, tiny, and shiny. >> hello! >> hi. i loved your singing last night. the music warmed my heart, which helped keep my little ones warm, too. >> little ones? you mean your eggs? >> nope. i mean, my little ones. >> [squeaking] >> aw. >> they're so cute. >> and you stayed warm after all. >> of course. creatures living in cold climates know how to survive no matter how chilly the weather gets. [train whistle blows] >> phew. it's time to head home, kids. heh. the passenger coach is nice and warm. >> come back and visit, don. we can build that snowosaur of yours. >> that would be fun, soren. we will one day. bye! >> bye, soren! bye, babies! happy winter solstice! >> stay warm.
>> hey, dad. turns out warm-blooded soren was warm enough to hatch all her eggs last night. >> really? that's great, don. >> you know what else is great? we're at the north pole, and my winter wish came true. this was the best solstice day ever. thanks, dad. >> ok, don. now let's make my wish come true. let's get out of the cold! ha ha ha! [whistle blows] >> bye! >> bye-bye! >> all right. hey. come back soon, eh? >> hi, there. i'm dr. scott the paleontologist, and this is saurornitholestes, a little theropod that lived in north america, including way up north in the arctic. how did such a small dinosaur survive the cold weather? well, some paleontologists like me think that saurornitholestes and its relatives were warm-blooded. warm-blooded animals like birds and mammals have to eat plenty
of food to stay warm and to stay active, but one of the great things about being warm-blooded is that you can be active not just during the day but at night, as well. most animals, like fish, reptiles, and insects are cold-blooded. they depend on the sun to warm them up every day, so most of them aren't active at night. cold-blooded animals don't have to eat that much or that often. some, like crocodiles, can go for months without eating, but you and i and all humans have to eat more often because we are warm-blooded. here are some warm-blooded animals alive today that live in a very cold place, penguins. they stay warm by eating a lot of fish, and like saurornitholestes, penguins are covered with feathers, which helps them hold on to their body heat. brr. when i'm in really cold weather, i wish i had a covering of feathers. ok. keep watching for more dinosaur
discoveries. >> hello, folks. it's me the conductor. today the family visits the north pole to see a light show in the sky called aurora borealis, so come on along with me on the dinosaur train! all aboard! >> happy, winter solstice day, everyone. >> yay! winter solstice day! wait. what's winter solstice day again? >> winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. that means it's also the longest night of the year. >> correct, mrs. p, and it marks the beginning of winter. >> yay! >> you know, mr. and mrs. p, i've got an idea for a special solstice treat for your kids. [whispering] >> [giggling] >> awk! kids, since we're up in the north pole area and it is solstice day, the conductor has
a fantastic idea. >> ahem. i thought it would be fun for us to go to the festival of lights! >> what's the festival of lights? >> i was anticipating that question, miss tiny. let me put it this way. what are your favorite colors? >> blue! >> green! and i also like blue. >> red, orange, and yellow! and green. >> anything shiny! >> well, you'll see all of those colors are at the festival of lights in the night sky. >> wow! really? >> you know, the lights in the night sky have another name, too. they're called aurora borealis. >> aurora who? >> aurora borealis isn't a who but a what. it's a very colorful effect that sometimes happens in the sky. observe. we all know that the sun gives off lots of light and heat, but it also shoots out little, tiny particles that travel superfast through space toward the earth. >> whoa! amazing!
>> it is amazing, buddy. the tiny particles are so small, they don't hurt anything. in fact, you can't see them. >> so how do we know they're even there? >> well, when they hit other particles in the earth's atmosphere, they glow, and that produces lights! >> awk! it looks like the best light show ever! and it's made by the sun? >> indeed it is. it happens all winter, but it's particularly beautiful at solstice time and way up north. >> all those colors are in the sky? >> awk! it must be so cool to see! >> what a great solstice present to see the aurora bore--um, what? what is it called again? >> aurora borealis. >> aurora borealis. >> i want to see it right now! >> you know what? so do i! next stop, aurora borealis station. >> [cheering]
yay! >> wow. it's already dark. > sure, buddy. it's solstice time, the shortest day of the year. up here, it's pretty much nighttime all the time. >> so where are the lights? >> hello? festival of lights? we're here! [echoing] >> maybe we came on the wrong day. >> or maybe we're early. >> you're right, buddy. we are early. the aurora borealis will come out later tonight. >> ok. no problem. we just have to wait until it gets a little later. >> right. the festival of lights is definitely worth waiting for. >> hey, everyone. >> look. it's travis troodon. >> hi, travis! >> glad you could make it up to aurora borealis station. >> we're waiting for the festival of lights. >> haw! us, too. we skated over from the north pole station to see them. >> you skated here? >> yah! you ever seen the huge frozen lake here?
>> a huge frozen lake? hey! i know what we can do before the festival of lights starts. where's this frozen lake? that would work perfectly for my plan! >> heh heh heh. a plan, huh? >> yeah! >> well, come on, eh? i'll show it to you. >> yeah! whoo-hoo! >> so what's your plan, shiny? >> well, it's a surprise. is that ok? >> sure, honey. >> i love a surprise, especially when i know what it is. >> ha ha ha! dad! then it wouldn't be a surprise. >> there it is! >> awk! the frozen lake! it's huge! >> [cheering] >> skating time! whoo-hoo! >> hey, hey. one second, little guys. just need to make sure the ice is safe, eh? >> heh heh heh. right. this is frozen solid. >> so we can skate? >> you bet you. go ahead kids.
>> come on, tiny. come on, buddy. >> awk! i can do that. ehh. whoa, whoa! oof! >> ha ha ha! whoa, whoa! i'm just trying not to fall down. whoa! >> mr. the conductor, when is the aurora festival of borealis lights happening? >> pretty soon actually, don. >> so, shiny, what's your surprise? >> ok. here's the surprise. we put on an ice show for mom and dad. >> an ice show? >> shh! >> whoa. that's a great idea. >> but remember, it's a surprise. >> well, we better start now if we want to get it ready in time. >> right. buddy, go get don, ok?
>> psst. don. >> hi, buddy. what are you all whispering about? >> shh. we're gonna put on a surprise ice show for mom and dad. >> an ice show? >> shh. come practice with us. >> uh, i don't know, buddy. i'm not very good at ice skating or keeping secrets. >> aw, it will be fun. we can be buddy and don the skating brothers. >> ooh! buddy and don the skating brothers. whoa! >> come on! >> whoa, ohh! >> ok, good. everybody's here. now let's get working on our big show, the pteranodon kids on ice! >> ooh! good name! >> what do we do first? >> we start by skating out on the ice together. then we all do one of these. >> hmm. maybe we should start with one of these instead. >> awk! i think mine has more
energy. >> i think mine has more style. >> how about two of us do shiny's move and two of us do tiny's? >> ok. >> ooh! i know! how about then we sing some kind of solstice time song? >> great! we have a plan. now let's start practicing. awk! >> crack the whip! >> whoa! whoa! oh! >> you got it, eh? >> unh! >> are you ok, don? >> yeah, i'm great! we're all practicing for our big sur-- >> shh! don! >> you're practicing for what? >> our big s-s-solstice greeting to you. >> happy solstice day, dad! >> ha. why, thank you.
>> phew. that was close. ok, everyone. back to work! >> [murmuring] >> good evening, dinosaurs and pterosaurs! and welcome to our solstice day ice show! >> ohh! >> well! >> let's do it! >> [indistinct chatter] [cheering] >> time for your big solo, shiny. >> awk! [cheering] >> let's do it, don! >> we're buddy and don the skating brothers. >> [cheering] >> we're doing great, you guys.
>> yeah. they love it! >> yeah, but what about the lights? >> oh, yeah. the festival of lights. i was so busy skating, i almost forgot. ohh! you guys! >> behold, the festival of lights! >> hello, aurora borealis! >> colors! so many colors! >> i see blue and red! >> and green and orange and yellow! >> and it's all so, shiny! but we haven't finished the show. ok! for our grand finale, an aurora borealis song! everyone sing along with us! >> ♪ winter is here there's ice, and there's snow it's chilling but thrilling to put on a show the solstice time is here it's the shortest whole day of the year the days are their shortest
with really long nights but we can see better with bright northern lights the solstice time is here it's the shortest whole day of the year ♪ >> give her, travis! >> ♪ gazing up at aurora borealis ♪ >> ok. that's halfway! >> ♪ it is shining and bright >> use your abdominals! >> ♪ as a big frozen palace >> 'cause solstice time is here family and friends gather near solstice time is here it's the shortest whole day of the year ♪ [cheering] >> aw. i remember when i was a kid, being so excited, just like that. i can still remember how it felt. happy solstice
day, everyone! >> yay! happy festival of lights! >> hey! let's all skate under the lights. who's with me? >> [cheering] >> hi, there. i'm dr. scott the paleontologist. do you know where you can see the greatest light show ever? up in the sky. nature regularly puts on an amazing light show in the north called the aurora borealis and another in the south called the aurora australis. these colorful light shows happen when particles from the sun mix with the magnetic field high above the earth. the aurora borealis has been around for millions and millions of years, so dinosaurs saw these light shows, too. today, the best places to see the aurora borealis are up north in states like minnesota and alaska and in countries like canada. that's why we call this spectacular light show the northern lights, and down in
australia and new zealand, they get to watch the southern lights. no question, the aurora is one of the most amazing shows on earth. ok. remember, get outside, get into nature, and make your own discoveries. >> you're going to the north pole in mid-winter! >> yeah! we're gonna see snow! >> whatever that is! >> you know how rain sometimes falls from the clouds? >> yeah! >> when the air gets cold enough, the rain freezes and turns into snowflakes! >> when it snows, i'm gonna do a snow dance! ♪ da da da da da da da snow! >> you're right, don! it's snow, kids! >> it's snow! hooray! >> ♪ and tonight the snowflakes are gently gonna fall >> we'll dance together we're gonna shake a feather we're gonna have a ball it's the season
for train rides and snow and the reason everybody's goin' to the great big dinosaur holiday in the snow ♪ [cheering] >> when i was a little pteranodon, my family always celebrated the shortest day of the year, the day with the least amount of sunlight. we called it winter solstice, and the thing that i really loved to do the most was helping my brothers and sisters decorate my family's nest. we used the branches of really tall evergreen trees. they're called conifers. >> whoa! >> awk. >> wow! >> beautiful! >> amazing! >> happy winter soltice, everyone! >> ♪ la la loo are throwing a party. let the games begin! so join all the fun on pbs kids. that's right! this is gonna be great! it's "barney and friends" weekdays on pbs kids or watch anytime you want at pbskids.org.
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